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Wednesday are hard, we know.  It’s the middle of the week, and it seems like it’s never going to end.  Honestly, the best thing you can do to stay sane is to treat yourself mid-week to something that makes you happy.  What makes YOU happy?

We don’t know what that may be for you, but we DO know that we can offer up what makes US happy.  The simple pleasure in life like good wine, good food, and good people. This month’s Italian wines let you seek the small pleasure in life. These wines are like Italy itself: beautifully balanced, harmonious, and pleasing to the palate!

 

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday February 22nd, and the wines and their tapas will be available through February 28th.  Enjoy!

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First, SOHO will pour a Piazzo Barbaresco 2013 DOCG from Piedmonte, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Color: Deep garnet red with a slight orange hue.  Bouquet: An aristocratic nose of red fruit jam, withered violets and geraniums, with hints of cinnamon and green pepper.  Taste: A warm, dry, and full-bodied palate packed with structure and a long aromatic finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2014 DOC from Montalcino.  The wine is described as,

“Intense ruby red color. Fruity bouquet with red berry notes. Very well structured, yet soft, long-lasting flavor with smooth, velvety tannins.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Chianti Classico Il Brunone Riserva 2005 DOCG from Chianti Classico. The winemaker says,

“A wine with a deep ruby red colour; the impact on the nose is complex, intense and long with typical sweet violet and black berry fragrance. In the mouth, it is a full body, harsh, with well-balanced tannins wine. A broad complex of aromas enriched by just a hint of toasty oak.  Overall, a beautifully harmonious wine.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

Piazzo Barbaresco 2013 DOCG 
100% Nebbiolo
Paired with: Ricotta Gnocchi, Chorizo Tomato Sauce

Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2014 DOC
100% Sangiovese
Paired with: Duck Confit Pappardelle, Caramelized Onions, Cherries

Chianti Classico Il Brunone Riserva 2005 DOCG
95% Sangiovese 5% Canaiolo
Paired with: Short Rib Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, Parsley, Red Wine Jus

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We can’t wait to see you!